Android 11 Beta | How to download the new OS on your Smartphone
Not too long ago, Google rolled out the beta version of its Operating System, the Android 11 beta for preview. This has been made public for users to test run the new features on selected devices.
According to Google, the idea behind the Android 11 Beta program being made public is to get feedback that will help developers fix issues and make the new OS a better one more than what is obtainable in the predecessors.
Any user can enroll and install the Android 11 Beta program, however, ensure that your device is eligible for the service. At the moment, this service is exclusive to later versions of Google Pixel phones. Here is how to enroll and download the new OS 11 on your smartphone.
How to Enroll and Install Android 11 Beta
Before you can download the new Android 11 Beta to your smartphone, you will enroll using your Google account. Foe the enrollment process follow the simple steps below:
- Go to the Google beta program policy site.
- Tap on View Eligible devices and select Enroll under your device.
- Sign in with your Google Account.
- Accept the Terms of service.
Once you have opted into the Android 11 beta program, you can go ahead and install it on your phone. If your device is not listed under the eligible devices then, you may have to exercise some patient maybe in no distance time Google will roll out this feature for all devices.
To check if the beta program is ready to be installed manually, simply do the following;
- Open your phone and tap on the Settings gear icon.
- Scroll and select System and subsequently ‘System Update’.
- Now, tap on “Check for Update”.
It will be displayed on your screen, now you can go ahead and install the Android 11 beta OS manually on your phone. It may take several hours for it to be ready for installation, therefore, do not panic if you don’t get the notification after a few hours. Sometimes, it can take up to 24 hours.
In as much as testing the beta program is a good way of helping Google improve on its newest operating system, it may lead to losing the data on your device if you want to opt-out. This is why you should back up your data before signing up for the program.